U.K.’s Lord Mountbatten's bid to sell jets to India

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    50 years ago: U.K.’s bid to sell jets to India | Deccan Chronicle

    New Delhi: Britain is understood to have decided to make a final bid to sell India a squadron of its lightning jet fighters and a few submarines belonging to British Navy.

    Lord Mountbatten, who is due to visit India towards the end of this month, is expected, by informed sou-rces, to use his good offices to persuade India to buy British jets and submarines.

    It is no more a secret that Lord Mountbatten played a crucial role in the final decision taken by India about five years ago to acquire HMS “Hercules” as Indian Navy’s first aircraft carrier.

    The Three choices Indian Air Force, at present, has a choice of three fighters aircraft: British Lightning, French Mirage and Soviet MIG. All the three jets are said to belong to same category.
     
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